7 Odd But True Facts From June 16

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If you, like me, enjoy learning new things, you may enjoy reading these seven surprising facts that happened in history on June 16th.

1816 – Best Slumber Party Ever! During a stormy weekend, poet and author Lord Byron reads Fantasmagoriana to his four house guests at the Villa Diodati: poet Percy Blysse Shelley, his young wife Mary ShelleyClaire Clairmont, and John Polidori. The atmosphere and storm  inspireByron to challenge each guest to write a ghost story. This resulted  in Mary Shelley writing a story that would become the novel Frankenstein; John Polidori writing the short story The Vampyre; and Byron writing the poem Darkness.

1858 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers his now-famous House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.


1897 – A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the "Republic" would be dissolved a year later.

1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.

1911 – International Business Machines (IBM) is first founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.

       1977 – Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, Calif. as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.

       1981 –  U.S. President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979-1981. Taylor is the first foreign citizen honored with this award. His actions were memorialized in the award-winning film "Argo" starring Ben Affleck. 

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Comments (2)

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Jun 17, 2022 05:11 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
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Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thank you for the kind words, you have a great week also!

Jun 17, 2022 02:35 PM